New and Improved NHL Playoffs Pick 'Em Thread.: I just wanted to start a fresh, new thread to avoid confusion. Come on inside and show off your amazing powers of prediction.
posted by NoMich to fantasy at 04:10 PM - 32 comments
Here's the new scoring system: - 1 point for picking the team that wins its series. - 1 bonus point for picking the correct number of games a series lasts (You still have to get the series winner right). - 1 point each for picking the player from either team who scores the most goals in the series (pick one from each team, possible for 2 points here). - 1 point each for correctly picking the goalie from each conference with the lowest GAA (possible for two points here).
posted by NoMich at 04:28 PM on April 08
Here are my picks: Eastern Conference #1 Montreal Canadiens (Kovalev) over #8 Boston Bruins (Sturm) in 5 games. #2 Pittsburgh Penguins (Malkin) over #7 Ottawa Senators (Heatley) in 6 games. #3 Washington Capitals (Ovechkin) over #6 Philadelphia Flyers (Richards) in 4 games. #4 New Jersey Devils (Parise) over #5 New York Rangers (Jagr) in 7 games. Goalie with lowest GAA: Cristobal Huet. Western Conference #1 Detroit Red Wings (Datsyuk) over #8 Nashville Predators (Arnott) in 5 games. #2 San Jose Sharks (Marleau) over #7 Calgary Flames (Iginla) in 5 games. #6 Colorado Avalanche (Hejduk) over #3 Minnesota Wild (Gaborik) in 7 games. #5 Dallas Stars (Morrow) over #4 Anaheim Ducks (Selanne) in 7 games. Goalie with lowest GAA: Evgeni Nabokov.
posted by NoMich at 04:44 PM on April 08
Montreal over Boston in 6 - Kovalev/Murray Ottawa over Pittsburgh in 7 - Heatley/Malkin Philadelphia over Washington in 5 - Lupul/Ovechkin New Jersey over New York in 4 - Gionta/Shannahan Goalie - Brodeur Detroit over Nashville in 5 - Zetterberg/Dumont San Jose over Calgary in 6 - Cheechoo/Iginla Colorado over Minnesota in 7 - Stasny/Gaborik Anaheim over Dallas in 5 - Perry/Modano Goalie - Osgood
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:02 PM on April 08
Here's how I see it: East Montreal (A. Kostitsyn) over Boston (Savard) in 6 Pittsburgh (Malkin) over Ottawa (Spezza) in 5 Washington (Ovechkin) over Philly (Carter) in 5 New Jersey (Elias) over New York (Drury) in 7 Lowest GAA in East is Huet West Detroit (Holmstrom) over Nashville (Arnott) in 4 San Jose (Thornton) over Calgary (Iginla) in 6 Colorado (Sakic) over Minnesota (Gaborik) in 7 Anaheim (Getzlaf) over Dallas (Lehtinen) in 6 Lowest GAA in West is Nabakov
posted by tahoemoj at 05:40 PM on April 08
Montreal over Boston (5) - Murray/Kovalev Pittsburgh over Ottawa (5) - Malkin/Spezza Washington over Philadelphia (6) - Richards/Semin New York over New Jersey (7) - Avery/Gionta Detroit over Nashville (4) - Zetteberg/Dumont San Jose over Calgary (7) - Marleau/Iginla Minnesota over Colorado (7) - Gaborik/Sakic Anaheim over Dallas (5) - Perry/Richards Goalies: Fleury and Hasek
posted by grum@work at 05:42 PM on April 08
OK, My Repicks Remain unchanged Habs in 6 Kovalev, Sturm Sens in 7 Heatley, Malkin Caps in 6 Ovechkin, Prospal Rangers in 7 Jagr, Parise Detroit in 5 Zetterburg, Radulov Sharks in 6 Michalek, Iginla Aves in 7 Stastny, Gaboric Ducks in 5 Getzlef, Richards Goalies: Thomas and Giguere
posted by skydivedad at 06:48 PM on April 08
Montreal in 4 - Kovalev/Savard Ottawa in 6 - Spezza/Sykora Washington in 7 - Ovechkin/Lupul Devils in 6 - Elias/Dawes Predators in 6 - Radulov/Zetterberg San Jose in 5 - Thorton/Iginla Minnesota in 4 - Gaborik/Sakic Dallas in 7 - Ribeiro/Getzlaf Goalies: Brodeur/Nabokov
posted by MrFrisby at 06:56 PM on April 08
Montreal (Plekanec) over Boston (Murray) in 5 Pittsburgh (Malkin) over Ottawa (Heatley) in 5 Philadelphia (Briere) over Washington (Ovechkin) in 7 New Jersey (Parise) over New York (Jagr) in 7 Detroit (Zetterburg) over Nashville (Dumont) in 4 San Jose (Cheechoo) over Calgary (Iginla) in 4 Colorado (Stastny) over Minnesota (Gaborik) in 6 Anaheim (Selanne) over Dallas (Morrow) in 7 Goalies: Price / Nabokov Does the "lowest GAA" category have a minimum number of minutes played requirement?
posted by Amateur at 10:08 PM on April 08
Fuck dude, I don't know. I suppose it should though. 120 minutes? 60 minutes?
posted by NoMich at 10:25 PM on April 08
Montreal in 5 Pitt in 7 Philly in 6 Strangers in 6 Detroit rock city in 5 San Josie and the pussycats in 5 Minny in 6 Dallas brightly shining celestial objects in 7 EAST Montreal-Higgins Buffa.....I mean Boston-Sturm Pitt-Malkin Ottawa-Alfie Philly-Richards Washington-Ovechkin NYR-Jagr NJD-Gionta WEST Detroit-Zetterberg Nashville-Dumont San Jose-Cheechoo Calgary-Iglina Minny-Gaborik Colorado-Stansy Dallas-Richards Anaheim - Selanne Goalie-Turco/Lundquist nomoch thanks again. NHL playoffs are what I live for.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:43 PM on April 08
I think this was my least watched NHL season in years so I'm going with my gut more than my mind (but then again, my mind mostly failed me before so whatever): MON in 5 (Kovalev/Sturm) PIT in 6 (Malkin/Heatley) WAS in 7 (Ovechkin/Prospal) NJ in 7 (Parise/Shanahan) DET in 6 (Zetterberg/Dumont) COL in 6 (Hejduk/Gaborik) ANA in 4 (Bertuzzi/Morrow) SJ in 7 (Iginla/Cheechoooooo) Goalies: Giguere, Price
posted by mkn at 02:17 PM on April 09
Does the "lowest GAA" category have a minimum number of minutes played requirement? Alright, a decision has been made (by me): The goalie must have played 2 complete games for his GAA to be counted.
posted by NoMich at 04:09 PM on April 09
Eastern Conference Montreal Canadiens (Kostitsin) over Boston Bruins (Kessel) in 5 games. Pittsburgh Penguins (Crosby) over Ottawa Senators (Heatley) in 6 games. Washington Capitals (Ovechkin) over #6 Philadelphia Flyers (Briere) in 5 games. New York Rangers (Jagr) in 6 games over NJ (Elias) Goalie with lowest GAA: Carey Price Western Conference Detroit Red Wings (Zetterberg) over Nashville Predators (Kariya) in 5 games. #2 San Jose Sharks (Cheechoo) over #7 Calgary Flames (Iginla) in 6 games. Colorado Avalanche (Stastny) over Minnesota Wild (Demitra) in 6 games. Anaheim Ducks (Selanne) over Dallas Stars (Morrow) in 6 games. Goalie with lowest GAA: Giguere.
posted by rumple at 06:47 PM on April 09
Whoops on Kariya -- shows how much attention I pay to the Preds. Sub in Radulov instead for Pred's scorer. Thanks!
posted by rumple at 07:32 PM on April 09
East MON in 6 - Kovalev/Sturm OTT in 6 - Alfredsson/Malkin WAS in 4 - Ovechkin/Briere NYR in 7 - Jagr/Parise West DET in 5 - Zetterberg/Radulov CAL in 7 - Iginla/Thornton MIN in 6 - Gaborik/Hejduk ANA in 5 - Getzlaf/Modano GAA: Huet/Osgood
posted by BoKnows at 08:32 PM on April 09
Boston (Murray) over Montreal (Plekanec)in 6 Pittsburgh (Malkin) over Ottawa (Heatley) in 7 Philadelphia (Briere) over Washington (Ovechkin) in 7 New York (Jagr) over New Jersey (Parise) in 5 Detroit (Zetterburg) over Nashville (Dumont) in 6 San Jose (Cheechoo) over Calgary (Iginla) in 4 Minnesota (Gaborik) over Colorado (Stastny) in 6 Anaheim (Selanne) over Dallas (Morrow) in 7 Goalies: Price / Nabokov
posted by Folkways at 08:53 AM on April 10
BTW, what if there's a tie for who scores the most goals? What if there are three guys that score, say, two goals in a series? What happens then?
posted by mkn at 09:12 AM on April 10
If there's a tie for most goals, then everybody who picked one of those players gets a point. I'm sure we'll see many correct guesses in the first round. I don't see GAA ties happening, but if they do, then the same will apply to the goalies.
posted by NoMich at 09:37 AM on April 10
Bruins in 6 (Kovalev/Sturm) Senators in 6 (Malkin/Heatley) Flyers in 5 (Ovechkin/Prospal) Rangers in 7 (Parise/Jagr) Redwings in 4 (Zetterberg/Dumont) Avalanche in 7 (Hejduk/Gaborik) Ducks in 5 (Getzlaf/Morrow) Flames in 6 (Iginla/Cheechoo) Goalies: Giguere, Price
posted by Monica Poland at 04:20 PM on April 10
Alright, a decision has been made (by me): The goalie must have played 2 complete games for his GAA to be counted. Excellent decision, O fearless leader.
posted by Amateur at 11:27 PM on April 10
How does one post his or her html code for a table into a comment without the table getting all garbled? I forgot.
posted by NoMich at 07:59 PM on April 11
Nevermind, I figured it out.
posted by NoMich at 08:25 PM on April 11
posted by NoMich at 11:43 PM on April 11
Boston over Montreal in 6 --- Murray / Kovalev Pittsbugh over Ottawa in 5 --- Crosby / Heatley Philadelphia over Washington in 4 --- Briere / Ovechkin New York over New Jersey in 6 --- Jagr / Gionta Detroit over Nashville in 4 --- Franzen / Dumont San Jose over Calgary in 7 --- Thornton / Iginla Colorado over Monnesota in 6 --- Hejduk / Gaborik Anaheim over Dallas in 4 --- Getzlaf / Hagman (My picks were in the other thread. I stand by them. Even the Washington / Philly one for some reason.)
posted by 86 at 07:27 AM on April 13
Thanks 86. I take it that you got my email? Did you want to pick goalies as well? I'm willing to give you an exception 'cause you made your picks in the original thread, but then I changed the rules up on you.
posted by NoMich at 08:13 AM on April 13
I would have picked Lundqvist and Hasek.
posted by 86 at 03:05 PM on April 13
As I mentioned before, since I changed the rules of the game on you (Calvinball!), I'll honor your goalie choices. tommytrump, if you're around, the same will apply to you.
posted by NoMich at 05:04 PM on April 13
As I mentioned before, since I changed the rules of the game on you (Calvinball!), I'll honor your goalie choices. tommytrump, if you're around, the same will apply to you. I'm around, but I felt too many games had been played before I had opportunity to make my picks. I didn't think it would be fair to the other Spofiers in the pool, so I am going to abstain. Best of luck to all though.
posted by tommytrump at 08:07 PM on April 13
Dagnabit...I never miss this thread. Stupid autoimmune disease. I'll agonizingly observe from afar. I give the brave pick award to Folkways and Monica Poland for picking the Bruins who haven't figured out the Habs for what seems like a decade.
posted by garfield at 11:55 AM on April 15
I hate myself for wussing out and actually giving the Senators a win in my predictions. I definitely thought they'd get run over, but figured they might squeak out a cheap win in overtime.
posted by grum@work at 08:42 AM on April 17
Ctrl+F "Ryane Clowe" Phrase not found
posted by mkn at 05:29 PM on April 18
And what Gaborik? He had, what, one assist?
posted by NoMich at 08:02 PM on April 20
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